Blinken said that Ukraine “will not exist” if Russia refuses to resist

The US Secretary of State urged to take into account the “simple facts”: in his opinion, Ukraine may cease to exist if it ceases hostilities. A similar decision by Russia, Blinken continued, will stop the conflict said that Ukraine “will not exist” if Russia refuses to resist” />

Anthony Blinken

The UN Security Council should avoid appeals “to all parties” with a request for a ceasefire in Ukraine, because if the Ukrainian forces stopped fighting, it would threaten the existence of the country, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said at a meeting of the UN Security Council. The broadcast is on YouTube.

“Let's not use diplomatic definitions, so as not to get confused by simple facts: the decision to wage this war belongs to the Kremlin, and only the Kremlin. If Russia stops fighting tomorrow, the war will end. If Ukraine would cease hostilities, Ukraine would no longer exist,— said Blinken.

He called on all UN countries to put pressure on Moscow, arguing that its actions are exacerbating the food crisis in Ukraine. The Secretary of State specified that about 20 million tons of grain now remain unused on Ukrainian territory, while Ukrainian farmers put on helmets and body armor and continue to harvest. “Ukrainians go to great lengths to feed their people and feed the world,” — Blinken emphasized.

At the end of April, the Secretary of the Russian Security Council, Nikolay Patrushev, announced the risk of Ukraine breaking up into several states— in his opinion, the policy of Western countries can lead to this. He is sure that the peoples living on the territory of Ukraine are united only by “the fear of the atrocities of the nationalist battalions.” “The Americans, using their henchmen in Kyiv, decided to create an antipode for our country, cynically choosing Ukraine for this, trying to divide an essentially single people,” — Patrushev claimed.

Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on the night of February 24 by decision of President Vladimir Putin. He explained his actions by the desire for “demilitarization” and “denazification” neighboring state— according to him, official Kyiv pursued a policy of “genocide”; civilians of Donbass.

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Putin added that Russia is not going to “impose anything by force” on anyone, Moscow respects the right to self-determination. “We consider it important that this right— the right to choose— could use all the peoples living on the territory of today's Ukraine. Anyone who wants it, — emphasized the President of Russia.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pointed out that Moscow also seeks to prevent the “reckless course” to the complete global dominance of the United States and its allies. Russia wants to ensure that “security threats do not emanate from the territory of Ukraine,” the minister explained. The Kremlin insists that the special operation was not planned “for a couple of days”, it is going according to plan.

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